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Warning to guard against heat stress at work

Western Australian workplaces have been reminded to guard against the effects of extreme temperatures as another week of summer heat hits the State. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Darren Kavanagh today...

heat stress at work

Heat stress at work

A report released last week by the Centre for Future Work provides first-hand accounts of dangerous levels of heat stress experienced in a range of occupations – including construction, outdoor...

Predicted heat strain app is now available to calculate heat stress

App to measure predicted heat strain

Measuring and evaluating the parameters associated with predicted heat strain have always been a challenge for health and safety practitioners. A free app for calculating predicted heat strain has...

avoiding heat stress

Prepare early and avoid heat stress

Mine sites across Australia are being urged to take extra care this year to avoid heat stress. When preparing for work in heat mining companies should be closely monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology...

managing heat illness and heat stroke first responders

Responding to Heat Illness

Summer is upon us and managing heat stress and heat illness are important issues for mines. Stewart Masson writes about first responders treatment of exertional heat illness on site. Heat Injury is a...

Blackwoods Mine site hydration Sqwincher

Staying cool when the heat is on

Mine site hydration is of utmost importance, working in the heat can sometimes be hazardous, and without the right safety processes in place, employees are in harm’s way. The human body is comprised...

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Heat stress death results in $65K fine

An employer has been fined $65,000 associated with a heat stress death of a worker from heat stress in North Queensland. The sole trader who used backpackers to pick produce in the Burdekin area of...

Working in the heat

Working in the heat | Frequently Asked Questions

What does working in the heat mean? When workers are exposed to heat at different temperatures while performing work, they may become ill from a range of heat-related illnesses (see below). A range...

Extreme heatwave is set for many parts of Australia 2019

Extreme heatwave

An extreme heatwave is set to affect many parts of Australia this week with temperatures in Western NSW, South Australia and Victoria to exceed 45 degrees. Cobar, Broken Hill and Griffith resident...

Heat stress and heat illness risk factors at mine sites

Handling the heat | Heat stress risk factors

With summer fast approaching, heat stress and heat illness are again becoming an issue of concern, particularly for those working on mine sites in Australia’s harsh environment. Dietitian Kaitlyn...

seven tips to keep cool

Seven tips to keep cool

For those of you who work in the mining and resources industry, constant heat all year round can make for very uncomfortable and uneasy work conditions, especially in the summertime. Here are 7 tips...

Hydration in mineworkers is important to preventing heat stress

Heat stress gets watered down | hydration in miners

In a sunburnt country like Australia, the consequences of heat stress on a mine site can be catastrophic. Veronica Miller and Dr Graham Bates from Curtin University conducted a study that found the...